School visits to Kew Gardens

We are accepting bookings for school visits.

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To make sure your school has a safe visit, sessions that would usually be delivered in a glasshouse or classroom have been adapted to mainly take place outside. 

Due to coronavirus restrictions and limited capacity, we are unable to take short notice bookings (within 6 weeks of your visit date) for education sessions. We are, however, taking short notice bookings for self-led sessions and currently have good availability.

What to see and do on a school visit

Kew is the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. We offer visits for all educational organisations. 

To help plan your day, you'll get two planning passes once you have paid for your visit.

You can book a self-led visit, or try an education session with hands-on curriculum-linked activities led by a Kew teacher. 

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Everything you need for a visit

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    Why not book an education session?

    Inspire and engage your pupils with our hands-on sessions run by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff. We cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs. All sessions are linked to the curriculum.

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    Prices, planning and practical information

    Essential information for organising a school visit, including prices, health and safety, preparing your pupils and adults, and what to do on the day. 

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    Book your visit

    We ask all educational groups to book their visit in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Kew-led education session.

    If you book a session, we'll provide an itinerary for the day which allows all your pupils to take part.

Learning at home

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    Learning at home

    Our resources are curriculum-linked and designed to support your education session at Kew Gardens.

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    Resource packs

    Designed to support education sessions at Kew Gardens, our resource packs are free for teachers and parents to use.

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